Hampta Pass Trek: Complete Travel Guide

Hampta pass

Altitude:14100 ft

Start point: Manali base camp

End point: Manali base camp

Trek duration: 5 days and 4 nights

Trek time:

Trek trail: 35 kilometres

Difficulty level: Moderately difficult

Major attractions

  • With one of the most dramatic shifts in the panoramic view of the landscape from the lush green valleys in Manali to rugged and barren landscape in Spiti.
  • See the magically colour changing crescent shaped  Chandratal also known as the ‘Lake of the Moon’.
  • Encounter the unmatched beauty of nature in the form of grasslands, the gushing waterfalls, sprinting rivers, sparkling glaciers and much more.
  • Trek across the beautiful conjunction of the Hampta pass, Rohtang pass and the Spiti valley.
  • Walks across the homely villages and warmly welcoming villagers.
  • Witness the culture of the place closely. Enjoy talking with the locals and get a chance to know better about their culture, lifestyle and customs. Have a conversation on the life they live in mountains.

How to reach?

The trek begins from Manali base camp which is very well connected to many of the big cities with roads, railways and airways.

By road: Well connected with Delhi by road, Manali is just an overnight bus journey from Delhi. One can also opt for a personal car or cab to reach the place.

By rail: 163 kilometres from Manali, Joginder is the nearest railway station from Manali.

By air: Bhuntar airport, 50 kilometres from Manali is the nearest airport well connected with flights from Delhi. One can take a cab for further ,50 kilometres.

About the trek

The trek in the lap of the Himalayas is no less than a dreamland. A true paradise for nature lovers, this place at the height of 14100 ft above the sea level is a home to everything one can think of. From the dense woods to tall lined oak and deodar trees, from the sparkling glaciers to the gushing waterfalls, and from the lush green lands to a barren landscape this trek offers a vital change in the panorama every now and then.

The Spiti, Hampta pass trek is at the top of the bucket list of every young adventure enthusiast for a reason. The challenges this trek lays and the views it offers are all unmatched. This greatest thrilling experience will add a number of stories to your life, the adventure stories, the achieving moments and the challenges. But at the end one thing that would be common in each of these will be the uncountable memories you created in the laps of nature amidst the great Himalayas. This 35 km of trek trail is covered in 5 days and 4 nights bombarding you with the most joyous and surreal experiences of your life.

Have a look at the breakdown of this 5 day and 4night trekking expedition and get more details of the trek.

Day 1

Start the expedition by reaching the base point and meet your fellow trekkers at the pre decided meet-up point. Start your drive to Jobra, the initial point of the trek. Start the real trek with a small and easy ascent to Chika. Witness the beauty of trek, dense pine, birch and green apple forest and enjoy camping on the bank of Rani Nallah. Enjoy overnight camp stay under the beautiful starry night sky.

Day 2

Feed upon the delightful breakfast and move ahead towards Balu ka ghera. Watch upon the beautiful chain of Himalayan ranges as you move ahead. Enjoy the mighty view of the Dhauladhar range as you nigh towards the summit. Reach Balu ka ghera, settle down, enjoy the walk around and absorb the beauty of the surroundings. Finish your day with scrumptious dinner and rest in the super comfy camps for the night.

Day 3

Witness the most beautiful sunrise in the mountains. Start a new day and trek to reach Siaguru crossing the Hampta Pass and enjoy the surreal landscape of Lahaul and Spiti valley. As you keep on going the beauty of the panoramic view keeps on increasing at every step leaving you in awe of the place every single moment. Enjoy the serenity of Himalayas amidst snow capped mountains.

After absorbing the whole beauty and a small break start your descent journey to the base camp at Siaguru. Stay under the starry sky after a night and enjoy the feeling of being in the laps of the Himalayas.

Day 4

Wake up to the most beautiful scenery and sunrise to start the descent journey to Chandratal via Chatru. Encounter the beautiful Pir Panjals and the changing landscapes as you keep going down the summit. Enjoy walking around the different attractive local spots of the place and spend your last night of the trek camping at Chatru.

Day 5

Wake up and start a drive back to Manali. Get back with bundles of memories.

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